An Anointing Message To Fathers for 2012
by William Jackson, M.Ed.
Going into the new year Pastors, Bishops, Apostles,
Priests and others of religious faiths should pray
over all fathers. Now more than ever in history do
we need spiritual guidance, wisdom and protection.
As a father, educator and mentor, I want to inspire
and motivate fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers,
fathers to be, divorced fathers and even absentee
fathers, men who are guardians: to be the best men
their families, children, communities, and churches
Difficult times and many challenges are around us;
spiritually, economically, educationally,
environmentally and politically.
As men we should be taking the lead in the direction
to move to care for our loved ones,
our communities and supporting our churches. Fathers
have a historical responsibility and spiritual
accountability to place our families above our
personal needs. We cannot nor should not be selfish
in our love for family, devotion to God, giving to
community and mentoring to youth. These things as
men we should pray and act on to improve ourselves.
1. Fathers, should go to Jesus in prayer and pray
with their children and families. Leading
prayer as the leader of the household.
2. Fathers, make mistakes, but own up to them and
correct the mistakes they have made.
Working not to repeat them and modeling responsibility.
3. Fathers, discipline their children with love and
not with physical violence, verbal degradation
or emotional manipulation.
4. Fathers, take their children/families to church
and bible study to receive the Word of God
and meditate on these words to empower, inspire and
strengthen the family unit.
5. Fathers, are not perfect and should not try to be
perfect, ask God for wisdom, direction and
6. Fathers, don't blame others for their weakness,
but work to strengthen themselves
in the Word of God through prayer and reading of
7. Fathers, will not "follow the guys" when they
are disrespecting women, this sets an
inappropriate and dangerous model for their sons
8. Fathers, don't block their children's anointing
with ungodly actions and modeling that may
be repeated by their children as they mature into
9. Fathers, ask for discernment to recognize the
signs of trouble, chaos and confusion
before they happen.
10. Fathers, model respect for the spirit of the
church and church representation.
11. Fathers, lead grace/prayer at meal time and
anoint their children with oil.
12. Fathers, should be able to purchase their
daughters personal items and be
proud in doing so. Setting a standard of respect,
pride and responsibility for the
young lady he protects and loves.
13. Fathers, promote education in the household.
Reading should come before video
games, television or play time.
14. Fathers, talk to their children about drugs
and sex before the street or television does.
15. Fathers, do not whine about what "HIS" daddy
did not do for him, but follow a model
indicative of Godly men and accountability.
16. Fathers, do not blame where he came from for
his short-comings. He focuses on
where he is going in a positive direction.
17. Fathers, takes time to visit their children's
school and talk to teachers about their
children's progress, strengths, and challenges.
18. Fathers, will happily sacrifice for their
family, showing how God’s love sacrificed
for all of us.
19. Fathers, accept responsibility for their
children's actions. Remembering that
“the apple does not fall far from the tree.”
Fathers recognize and work to stop
generational curses so a new and positive direction
is made for his children.
20. Fathers, will visit their children and spend
time with them even though he
may not be present in the home. A true father takes
responsibility for a life that
they helped create and a true mother/woman allows
the father to do this and
puts her feelings aside to allow a father to be a
21. Fathers, aren't afraid to show love to their
children, children still need reinforcement
that they are loved and respected by their father.
Love cannot be bought, bartered,compromised, sold,
exchanged. Love is a action word and actions speak
louder than words.
22. Fathers, spend time just being together with
their children and doing things their
children like and will remember doing.
23. Fathers, teach your child to be responsible
and accountable for their actions. Not to
blame others for their actions or think they are
owed anything. Respect is always earned.
24. Fathers must teach and model respect to women
for their sons and respect to men
by their daughters. Sex must be taken seriously
not as a game, violence is not
acceptable by men or women. Fathers must lead in
the understanding of this.
25. Fathers must teach respect, honor, and fear
of the Lord.
A truly humble man is sensible of his natural
distance from God; of his dependence on Him;
of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom;
and that it is by God's power that he is upheld
and provided for, and that he needs God's wisdom
to lead and guide him, and His might to enable
him to do what he ought to do for Him.